Mindfulness: 10 exercises for children

DBeing aware of things, feelings or their own body can help children to relax and reduce their stress in everyday life. Parents can try the exercises together with the children. But it is important that there is no pressure. If a child doesn’t want to do the exercise, that’s okay too. A relaxed atmosphere can be supportive: a warm environment, a comfortable surface and pleasant lighting, a beautiful candlelight.


Take 5 minutes together with the child and breathe in and out consciously. Place your hands on your stomach and feel the abdominal wall rise and fall. This relaxes at any time of the day – and also between homework. For small children, you can also place a stuffed animal on their tummy so they can watch the animal follow the movements of their tummy. This gives them a better understanding of how air flows through the body.

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